KOWA SV 10x42 Binoculars, Black (SV42-10)

Vendor: Kowa



The KOWA SV 10x42 Binoculars, Black (SV42-10) represents the perfect balance between optimal performance and lightweight construction, with one of its most striking attributes being aesthetic beauty.

All lenses and prisms of the Kowa SV Binoculars are fully multi-coated. In addition, the roof prism is phase coated and has a highly reflective coating that minimizes the loss of light and produces a clear visual range and sharp image.

The eyepieces and objective lenses are covered in Kowa's unique formula: Kowa Repelling (KR) technology. The KR technology works to stop grease, fluid and dirt from accumulating on the surface of each treated lens, making cleaning much simpler. Furthermore, the KR technology reduces the risk of scratching a fragile lens surface as less pressure needs to be applied to remove dirt during cleaning. This type of lens coating is a feature only usually found on far more expensive binocular models.

The Kowa SV 10x42 Binoculars have been built with the more demanding user in mind. Firstly, they are wrapped in extra thick rubber armour, designed to appropriately protect the internal optics from casual knocks and scrapes. Next, a new protective measure: Kowa engineers have proportionately increased the size of the objective lens outer armour when compared to other models of this type. This innovative measure helps to act as a buffer, providing an extra layer of protection for the fragile internal lenses.

The Kowa SV 10x42 Binoculars are waterproof and filled with dry nitrogen gas to prevent the internal structure from fogging. Its stylish design is ideal for bird watching, nature observation or any other outdoor activity. Depressions placed in the rubber armor make it easy to grip and hold the binoculars.

  • Roof prisms offer a smaller, lighter, sleeker architecture with fewer internal parts
  • Multi-coated lenses for high image definition
  • Kowa Repelling (KR) lens coatings that reduce need for cleaning
  • Robust and ergonomically shaped body for all purposes
  • Phase coating ensures that color wave-lengths have the same focus point reducing chromatic aberration and ensuring color fidelity
  • Two Prominar XD Lens elements eliminate chromatic aberration for a clear view
  • Nitrogen purged waterproof and fogproof performance in all climates
  • Twist-up eyecups, suitable for eyeglass wearers
  • Close focus of 4 meters
  • Compact and lightweight body construction, ultra portable
  • Black Finish
  • Kowa Limited Lifetime Warranty
  Magnification     10x  
  Objective Lens Diameter, mm     42  
  Field of View (FOV) @ 1000yds, ft     315  
  Exit Pupil Diameter, mm     4.2  
  Eye Relief, mm     15.5  
  Twilight Factor     20.5  
  Angle of View     5.0°  
  Interpupillary Distance, mm     58.5 - 72  
  Minimum Focusing Distance     13 feet / 4m  
  Relative Brightness     17.6  
  Prism Type     Roof  
  Focus Type     Center  
  Coatings     Fully Multi-coated  
  Waterproof / Fogproof     Yes / Yes  
  Dimensions (LxWxH), in     6.8" x 5" x 2.2"  
  Weight, oz     23.6 (670g)  
  • KOWA SV 10x42 Binoculars, Black (SV42-10)
  • Wide Neck Strap
  • Kowa Limited Lifetime Warranty